Crash kills former Walla Walla woman

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FORT ROCK, Ore. -- A former Walla Walla woman was killed this week in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 31 south of here in northern Lake County.

Zipporah M. Worth, 56, of Fallon, Nev., died in the wreck that happened about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Oregon State Police.

Officials said the 1996 Ford Explorer that Worth was driving was headed north on the highway when it drifted into the northbound shoulder ditch. The vehicle continued over 200 feet in the ditch before Worth tried to bring it back onto the highway. She over-corrected and the vehicle rolled as it crossed the traffic lanes into the southbound shoulder ditch where it came to rest on its passenger side with major damage to the roof and windshield area, according to OSP.

Worth, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. She reportedly lived in Walla Walla before moving to Fallon.

OSP said there is no evidence that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

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